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The OFB have taken to outing people and then doing RL harassment, including death threats. I thought only the Michelle Malkins of this world did that?

Anyone who thinks the shunning, the online mobs, the infested comment sections, the banning, and the harassment will go away with the election is deluding themselves.

With the institutionalization of the Obama Movement as a permanent presence separate from the Democratic Party, with its own funding, database, and social networking software, it's not going to go away. It's going to intensify.

NOTE Oddly, or not, the person being harrassed is a woman. Just coincidence, I'm sure. Of course, the OFB is calling her a racist. But then, they call everybody a racist.

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Submitted by amberglow on

unacceptable and especially unnecessary since Obama's already got his nomination---and this will not help him get general election votes--from Dems, Repubs or INDs.

that they're still pulling this shit says to me that they--just like their candidate--want to do everything and anything but talk issues.

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Submitted by BDBlue on

The folks who have gotten off on their misogynistic rampage across the internet aren't going to stop now, not even if Obama wants them to. They didn't do it because of some sort of grand political strategy, they did it because they like doing it. As with Keith Olbermann, these people didn't just turn into sexist asshats overnight, they've always been that.

I've said it before but the party and Obama don't really understand what they've unleashed and if they think they'll be able to control it, they're wrong. We're headed for continued ugliness for awhile.

The good news I think is that it's always better to bring hatred into the light. Otherwise you're fighting what you can't see. So much easier to deny it exists (or pretend it doesn't) if it stays in the shadows.

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Submitted by Auntie Meme on

Do we know it's not the work of GOP operatives playing the game they do best?

Submitted by lambert on

... it was propagated by TPM, among others. See the Cannonfire post for links.

[x] Very tepidly voting for Obama [ ] ?????. [ ] Any mullah-sucking billionaire-teabagging torture-loving pus-encrusted spawn of Cthulhu, bless his (R) heart.

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Submitted by elixir on

post it won't appear but if I go to another site it magically appears, like a unicorn. A pretty pink unicorn with a white flowing mane and a sparkly horn. Hey, is that my unity pony?

I'm guessing this current attack the post refers to could be GOP based, TPM is just foolish enough to eat this tainted story. I think it has to be GOP driven. If it isn't, the Obama campaign is in worse shape than I ever imagined.

I love this job!

Submitted by lambert on

Clear your cache and cookies and restart your browser. Sounds like a bad session. Shit happens ;-)

[x] Very tepidly voting for Obama [ ] ?????. [ ] Any mullah-sucking billionaire-teabagging torture-loving pus-encrusted spawn of Cthulhu, bless his (R) heart.

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Submitted by elixir on

much I despise that place. The article is so poorly researched, it's presented with a total ruse of a title and it stinks of desperation. Really, how seriously can we take a site when the head honcho has his mug all over it.

As a PUMA (oh...am I allowed to say that here? Oh, yes, this is Corrente...phew.) I really have gotten past most of that happy horse@#%* that everyone was angsting over before. I'm sitting back and enjoying the ride to Denver under the Obama bus, should be a good one.

I love this job!

Submitted by lambert on

... we'd love a report!

[x] Very tepidly voting for Obama [ ] ?????. [ ] Any mullah-sucking billionaire-teabagging torture-loving pus-encrusted spawn of Cthulhu, bless his (R) heart.

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Submitted by orionATL on

the woman being harassed is paula abeles.

she tells here story here

one of the websites that appears involved in this harassment is:

(from the comments section of abele's post)

[ Comment by Pink Panther | 2008-06-22 13:10:17

Anyone know who is behind this website?

http://hatetalkexpress.com/node/1

Comment by orionATL | 2008-06-23 09:04:24

the guy runs Macslash.org

he is on the obama for president in o8 website.

enter the weblog name in “www.whois.net. ]

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Submitted by orionATL on

you find this:

Registrant:
MacSlash, Inc.
PO Box 10154
Rockville, MD 20849-0154
US

Registrar: DOTSTER
Domain Name: HATETALKEXPRESS.COM
Created on: 26-FEB-08
Expires on: 26-FEB-09
Last Updated on: 27-FEB-08

Administrative, Technical Contact:
Stanfield, Ben ben@macslash.org
MacSlash, Inc.
PO Box 10154
Rockville, MD 20849-0154
US
202-448-2873

Domain servers in listed order:
NS1.AFRAID.ORG
NS2.AFRAID.ORG
NS3.AFRAID.ORG
NS4.AFRAID.ORG

End of Whois Information

and when you follow the subsequent goggle trail you find this info:

benstanfield.com

note the stereotypical physiognomy:

young chubby-faced, hairy-faced male.

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Submitted by orionATL on

from goggle again to what appears to be a barack obama for prez webpage.

students.barackobama.com

where our man ben's chubby mug stares out at us, banally.

if i only a knew a little psychology i might be inclined to say that this guy seems to love drawing attention to himself.

EXCEPT at

http://hatetalkexpress.com/node/1

where i do not see any identifiers or an e-mail address.

and note the tough-guy connotation this pasty faced little dough-boy chose for his website - "Macslash.org".

"macbeth" i suppose would have been deemed un-kool.

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Submitted by gqmartinez on

I don't think Obama is experienced to be pres. I don't think he won legitimately. I think his games in FL and MI are undemocratic. Etc.

Despite this, all Obama has to show is that he is better than McCain. This sort of bullying isn't helping. Right now, I find an Obama election to be more threatening than a McCain election. And it's pretty much all Obama's fault.

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Submitted by Davidson on

I find myself dreading Obama more than McCain (against a Democratic Congress) precisely because it'll legitimize everything Obama and the DNC have done. I blame the DNC more than I do Obama because he wouldn't have dared try any of it unless he knew they would back or, at least, enable him.

To me, the most troubling aspect is the exploitation of open bigotry. I just got done reading a TL post about how much better Obama is against McCain on equal pay* and I couldn't help but ask: What's the point of these laws if you overtly encourage and legitimize rabid, anti-female hate? Honestly.

Culture matters much more than laws.** We have laws against rape and yet in a society that celebrates misogynistic bigotry, including rape specifically (see: rape jokes, mainstream porn, etc.), it's exceptionally rare for a rapist to ever be charged, let alone convicted. Judges and juries throughout the country trivialize or justify it to the point where women and girls basically have to prove their innocence (i.e. prove you didn't deserve to be raped).

Same is true with regards to racism: in spite of the laws against it, our culture is rife with it. And we all know that if there was a candidate that exploited racist hate, it would surely be a major step backwards for this country no matter what laws were in place.

*Assumption: Obama would fight for such potentially "divisive" legislation in the first place. His words are meaningless to me.
**Obviously, we should fight for just laws, but they're basically worthless in a culture that hates what they stand for.

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Submitted by oceansandmountains on

I saw on Digg Obamabots were pimping a story about McCain points. The comments were a hoot, all these self-righteous Obamabots trumpeting about how they support their Dear Leader only for the virtue of it. Haw! I wish I had known about the Obama points then.

orionATL's picture
Submitted by orionATL on

with ben:

goggle video.

and

honolulu.

if the guy is a mccain operative, he started working on his cover very early.

i'm not sure of the accuracy or the continuity of this info, but, if accurate, the picture emerging is of just the sort of creepy little fan-atic one could imagine harassing paula abeles.

orionATL's picture
Submitted by orionATL on

one can never be too suspicious:

nytimes

jimbo's picture
Submitted by jimbo on

I shitcanned that whorehouse a long time ago.

campskunk's picture
Submitted by campskunk on

...we're now in the post blogger ethics era as well. haven't you noticed? they started a couple of months ago.

gee, the threat of being outed and cyberstalked REALLY is a great incentive to support The One™.

orionATL's picture
Submitted by orionATL on

"the force of law is

small and helpless against the force of culture."

now that, to my mind, is a brilliant observation.

it applies to many situations. but to me it applies nowhere so well as to the american south during the ten lost decades of segregation.

sorry, but i'll have to borrow it from you sometime. you know, like your neighbor borrows a cup of sugar.

thanks.

Submitted by cg.eye on

This is from 2007:

And, a tasteful comment from that story:

"It is a simple way of gauging the grass roots movement. If you are working for Obama and you have a dashboard on his site, like a hundred something thousand volunteers do, you can see where you stand. Opponents of Obama would be better off if they learned about him. Invariably they are misinformed, emotional and irrational. Maybe with some knowledge they will then want to rack up their own points."

The fanatics? Didn't just rise up against Hillary -- they were there from the beginning.

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Submitted by campskunk on

we know how good laws are... black people had the vote since reconstruction, and that law lay there like roadkill for eighty years.